Senator Patton recognizes Emily Krejci, of North Royalton, who was named 2015 Miss Ohio's Outstanding Teen.
Senator Patton recognizes Emily Krejci, of North Royalton, who was named 2015 Miss Ohio's Outstanding Teen.
 Senator Patton leads Senate Session.
Senator Patton leads Senate Session.
 Senator Patton busy during Senate session.
Senator Patton busy during Senate session.
Senator Patton is named Legislator of the Year Award by the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association
Senator Patton is named Legislator of the Year Award by the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association
 (L to R) Patton celebrates opening of BAYarts ceramic studio with BAYarts Executive Director, studio donor Nancy Heaton, and Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian Zimmerman
(L to R) Patton celebrates opening of BAYarts ceramic studio with BAYarts Executive Director, studio donor Nancy Heaton, and Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian Zimmerman
 Senator Patton receives "Every Child Award" from Providence House
Senator Patton receives "Every Child Award" from Providence House
Senator Patton welcomes the Ruffing Montessori School from Rocky River, Ohio to the Senate Floor. The group opened Senate Session by leading the chamber in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Senator Patton welcomes the Ruffing Montessori School from Rocky River, Ohio to the Senate Floor. The group opened Senate Session by leading the chamber in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 Surrounded by family and friends, Senator Tom Patton takes the oath of office for the 24th Senate District.
Surrounded by family and friends, Senator Tom Patton takes the oath of office for the 24th Senate District.
 Senator Tom Patton speaks about his legislation to create a film tax credit on the floor of the Ohio Senate.
Senator Tom Patton speaks about his legislation to create a film tax credit on the floor of the Ohio Senate.
Senator Tom Patton testifies before a Senate committee on legislation that seeks to strengthen benefits for firefighters and emergency workers.
Senator Tom Patton testifies before a Senate committee on legislation that seeks to strengthen benefits for firefighters and emergency workers.
 State Senator Tom Patton appears with members of the Autism Society of Ohio after receiving an award from the organization for his work to increase awareness of autism.
State Senator Tom Patton appears with members of the Autism Society of Ohio after receiving an award from the organization for his work to increase awareness of autism.
 Senator Patton speaks to a northeastern Ohio homeowner about the impact of the decision by FirstEnergy to end rate discounts for all-electric homes.
Senator Patton speaks to a northeastern Ohio homeowner about the impact of the decision by FirstEnergy to end rate discounts for all-electric homes.
Senator Patton presents members of the St. Ignatius High School boys soccer team with a letter recognizing them for winning the state championship.
Senator Patton presents members of the St. Ignatius High School boys soccer team with a letter recognizing them for winning the state championship.
 Senator Patton attends the signing of House Bill 65 which honors Ohio's fallen heroes with memorial highways.
Senator Patton attends the signing of House Bill 65 which honors Ohio's fallen heroes with memorial highways.
 Senator Tom Patton (R - Strongsville) being recognized by the American Conservative Union for his conservative voting record.
Senator Tom Patton (R - Strongsville) being recognized by the American Conservative Union for his conservative voting record.
Senator Patton recognizes Berea High School Senior and three-time Ohio State Track Champion, Donovan Robinson during Senate session.
Senator Patton recognizes Berea High School Senior and three-time Ohio State Track Champion, Donovan Robinson during Senate session.
 At a press conference in Cleveland, Senator Patton talks about a bill that would create a Blue Alert system in Ohio.
At a press conference in Cleveland, Senator Patton talks about a bill that would create a Blue Alert system in Ohio.
 
 

A lifelong resident of Cuyahoga County, Tom Patton grew up as one of nine kids on the near west side of Cleveland. The son of a Cleveland Police Officer and the father of a police officer as well, Senator Patton has found his own niche in law-making, serving as a State Representative for six years and now as the State Senator for the 24th Senate District. And though his legislative responsibilities in Columbus have grown over the years, for Senator Patton, community and family come first.

 
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Senators Gayle Manning and Tom Patton Discuss Their Bill to Create a Statewide Blue Alert System
Expanding Ohio's Motion Picture Tax Credit

04.15.16 - Patton Announces Passage Of Bill Supporting Firefighters Enduring Occupational Cancers

 
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"Ohio's firefighters are called to action every day to assist to the public in times of distress, performing some of the most dangerous jobs in our state," said Patton. "Today is our opportunity to return the favor by recognizing the risks associated with this noble profession and providing them with the benefits they deserve."

 
 

03.07.16 - Patton's Bill Seeks To Draw More Movie Projects And Jobs To Northeast Ohio

 
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"These incentives help attract creative talent and jobs to the Buckeye State," said Patton. "While some initiatives take time to produce results, this program has a measured record of quick return on investment, demonstrated by the filming of both The Avengers and Captain America films in the Cleveland area."

 
 

08.06.15 - Patton Welcomes Ohio's First Sales Tax Holiday

 

“I encourage families to take advantage of this opportunity to keep more of their hard-earned cash this back-to-school season," said Patton. "The Sales Tax Holiday will ease the burden on families facing high expenses and stimulate the local economy."

 
 

07.06.15 - Patton Wins FOP's Legislator Of The Year Award

 

"I'm proud to be a voice for the law enforcement community in the General Assembly," said Patton. "The least we can do for police officers that risk their lives for us is to ensure that they and their families receive the medical coverage and benefits they have earned. I look forward to partnering with the FOP in the future to work on behalf of the brave men and women who serve on our local police forces."

 
 
 
 
 

Senate District 24

 
Counties: Cuyahoga (part)
 
 

Contact Senator Patton

 
Senate Building
1 Capitol Square, 1st Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-8056
Email Senator Patton
 

Background

 
Leadership Position : Majority Floor Leader
Hometown : Strongsville
Party : Republican
Elected Experience :

State Senator since 2008; State Representative, 2003-2008


Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Not eligible to run for another four-year term